Fresh Food for Boerboels
The massive, magnificent boerboel originated in South Africa, and was employed as a guardian of farms (in Afrikaans boerboel means farmer’s dog!). Given the time and place, that meant facing off against lions and baboons which gives you an idea of this dog’s fearless, protective nature. But boerboels are also loyal, gentle companions who dote on and love to be around their people. Topping out at 200 pounds, this is a lot of dog, any way you look at it. Keeping this gentle, but powerful giant’s confident, territorial instincts from turning destructive will take an experienced owner who’s interested in engaging in lots of mental and physical exercise with their dog, and active, ongoing training and socialization.
A diet of fresh dog food for your boerboel is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and a loving family to watch over.
What’s the best dog food for boerboels?
A diet of fresh dog food for your boerboel contributes to a healthy, active life, and could help stave off some of the ailments common to this breed.
Why fresh is best for your Boerboels
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Boerboels’s health. Recipes from The Farmer’s Dog are made with fresh, human-grade ingredients, steamed to retain nutrients, and pre-portioned to help maintain weight.Feed Fresh Today
Boerboels are prone to joint issues. Maintaining a lean body condition can help. And fresh food from The Farmer’s Dog contains Omega-3 fatty acids, proven to reduce inflammation and improve arthritis. Even if kibble contains these healthy fats, they can go rancid sitting on the shelf for long periods. Rancid fats don’t deliver the intended health benefits, and in fact can contribute to inflammation. Fresh food delivers these powerful nutrients intact to your boerboel.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your boerboel's health. It supports optimal muscle growth and maintenance and a strong heart. Another hallmark of a digestible diet is what we call “high quality poops.” Research shows that a digestible, bioavailable diet affects the quality and quantity of your dog’s poop—making it less voluminous, and less stinky, than their poop on a kibble diet!
Know what’s in the bowl
For boerboels with dry and itchy skin, sensitive stomachs, or other signs of food allergies and sensitivities, it’s important to know exactly what you’re feeding—something that can be impossible with kibble, which often contains ingredients not listed on the bag. Allergies and intolerances to food are all too common and many dog owners notice symptoms clear up when they switch to fresh food.
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your boerboel's odds of developing a host of diseases like arthritis, diabetes, and even cancer. A fresh-food plan, tailored to your dog’s needs, and delivered in pre-portioned packs, makes weight maintenance easy.
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